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Indigenous languages aren't dead, just sleeping — and this is why they matter

abc.net.au
in Culture Educational & Language Indigenous Tourism 56 views

"The indigenous languages of the world are the one that are most under threat and are least valued," says Professor Troy.

"All languages can be woken up again — but it takes a lot of effort."

Reclaiming languages that have been denied and suppressed by violence or the threat of it goes to the heart of Aboriginal people's sense of cultural identity.
And language revival has the power to change people's lives.
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